WASHINGTON (May 4, 2011)—National Geographic’s website has won four Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
In this year’s Webby race, NationalGeographic.com garnered the Webby and the People’s Voice Award in the Best Use of Photography category; Kids.NationalGeographic.com won the People’s Voice Award for best Youth website; and National Geographic magazine’s website, NGM.com, won the People’s Voice Award for best Magazine website.
“National Geographic’s website was designed to showcase the remarkable work of our photographers and the community that surrounds them,” said Rob Covey, senior vice president of online content development. “It’s a great feeling to know that Kids.NationalGeographic.com can add this honor to its long list of achievements this year, and that NGM.com continues to be recognized for its active engagement and support of the National Geographic community.”
Established in 1996, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. A Webby Award and a People’s Voice Award are presented in each category. Members of the Academy select the nominees for both awards in each category, as well as the winners of the Webby Awards. The online community determines winners of the People’s Voice Awards by voting for nominees.
About National Geographic Digital Media
National Geographic Digital Media is the multimedia division of National Geographic Ventures, the wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest educational and scientific nonprofit organizations that works to inspire people to care about the planet. Holding many top industry awards, NGDM publishes NationalGeographic.com; produces short-form video for broadband markets; and manages marketing and content partnerships across broadband, mobile, gaming and other consumer digital platforms.
Nationalgeographic.com is the award-winning website of the National Geographic Society and attracts 15 million unique visitors a month. Nationalgeographic.com combines National Geographic’s video, photography and maps with in-depth information and interactive features about animals, nature, destinations and cultures. NationalGeographic.com‘s news service, National Geographic News, publishes daily stories about science and discoveries.